Summer is almost officially here, and we don’t know about you, but we’ve been pining over some pretty amazing vacation destinations on Airbnb’s drool-worthy Instagram account. With Airbnb rentals available in more than 190 countries, you can go anywhere this summer and experience the culture and benefits of the destination, as opposed to staying in a standard cookie-cutter hotel or resort. Vacation rentals booked out straight from the owner have many perks, according to Dish Network, including full kitchens, prime locations, personal touches and stories for years to come. Here are five of our favorite destinations featured, and the rentals you better hurry and reserve before they’re all booked up.
From high-rise lofts in the heart of the cities to ocean views on the coast to funky treetop pads in the tropics, Brazil has an airbnb for everyone (at all price ranges too). Deemed the ultimate cultural immersion experience by the Travel Channel, South America’s largest country offers great surf, even better shrimp and parades that can’t be beat. The Sphere house may remind you of an oversized tomato, but it’s ultra-modern interior will surprise you.
If you love glamping (glam camping, what else?) than you’ll love this airbnb yurt located in the rolling hills near Alora, Spain. Not only is this opulent tent complete with an outdoor kitchen and pool, but it’s also very close to the cities of Granada, Seville, Ronda and Malaga”so you can fit in any tourist time if you ever feel the need to leave your secluded oasis (we’re guessing you won’t).
If the sea is calling your name this summer, there’s no better airbnb to stay in than the seashell house in Isla Mujeres, Mexico. Built in 1994 by architect Eduardo Ocampo, the seashell house was constructed with vacationing in mind. According to Homeaway.com, June is a great month to visit Mexico as it isn’t peak season but the weather is still gorgeous.
If vacationing like royalty is more your thing, make sure to visit Galway, Ireland. At just $147 per night, you can stay in a real-deal medieval castle. Fully restored with modern conveniences, this castle is still 600 years old and the host admits it has its quirks. If traveling to Ireland this summer, make sure you don’t forget a rain jacket and boots, as the weather can often be unpredictable on the Emerald Isle, according to USA Today.
Is your summer vacation the only time you get to enjoy flying? If you love this form of transport, than your heart will take flight once we tell you what North Holland has in store for you. At the Amsterdam Airport, you can stay in a real jet. They’ve got you set up with in-flight entertainment like “Snakes on a Plane,” “The Aviator,” “Top Gun” and Disney’s “Planes.” But unfortunately one of the house rules is you can’t use the inflatable slide”bummer. If you do happen to want to travel by car, here are the top 30 things to do in the country, according to TripAdvisor.
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